The Auburn chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met July 11 to donate a Little Free Library to a local neighborhood. A Little Free Library is a neighborhood book exchange that encourages readers to take a book or leave a book. To this day, over 100,000 libraries have been created.
The library was placed in Auburn’s Indian Tom Park, and in attendance were Deputy Mayor Claude DaCorsi, neighborhood residents, and DAR members.
DAR is a non-profit organization founded in 1890 and is a women’s service organization that promotes education, patriotism, and historic preservation. All members have lineal descent from ancestors who provided service to the Colonists of the American Revolutionary War.
According to their website, their objectives are:
- Perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence;
- Promote education and educational institutions;
- Foster patriotism and love of country;
- Preserve history through restoring and maintaining historic sites and preserving genealogical records, artifacts, and historical documents;
- Celebrate America and the freedoms that we enjoy by sharing our blessings through participation in our communities.
Auburn’s Lakota chapter was founded in 1981 by Nancy Schaitel Ingram. The group originally met in Federal Way but moved to Auburn where they’ve been meeting ever since. The Lakota chapter serves the cities of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Covington, and Renton. The name Lakota means friends or allies and was chosen based on a school where the group first met.